Ranked, Recognized and Respected


  • No. 1 part-time MBA program in North Carolina and Top 20 nationwide (U.S. News and World Report). 
  • Bloomberg Businessweek ranked the MBA Program for Working Professionals #27 in the nation and #8 in the South. 
  • Wake Forest is also ranked among the world's best graduate business schools by The Economist, Financial Times and Forbes.


Return on Investment

  • Ranked 31st in Forbes list of top U.S. business schools that measure students' ROI. 
  • Wake Forest MBA graduates, on average, experience increased compensation that enables them to pay off their degree in only 3.6 years. 
  • The average salary for graduates of the Wake Forest MBA program was increased by 127% after completion of their course of study. 


Career Management

  • The Center for Market Readiness & Employment provides lifelong career and life-planning strategies for MBA students and alumni. 
  • Personal career coaches are available whether you are advancing within your current company or interested in exploring options in our network of over 8,000 companies nationwide. 
  • Our team will work closely with you to assess career options, refine goals and sharpen interviewing and negoiation skills.


Convenience & Flexibility

  • The Wake Forest University Charlotte Center encompasses 30,000 square feet in close proximity to many of Charlotte's most influential businesses and organizations
  • Wake Forest offers curricula to fit any schedule. Attend class two nights a week or 37 Saturdays per year and receive your degree in only two years. 
  • Only steps from the heart of Charlotte's bustling Uptown, the Charlotte Center features state-of-the art technology that keeps students on the leading edge of business education.


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Learn more about the Wake Forest School of Business MBA programs in Charlotte



Brian Kay

Charlotte Saturday MBA Candidate

Brian speaks about why he chose to pursue his MBA and why he came Wake Forest. During his research of MBA programs in the (Charlotte) area, it quickly became clear to him that the best brand recognition for MBA programs available in the Charlotte area was Wake Forest University School of Business. Brian cites the central location of the Charlotte Center, in the heart of Uptown, and the state-of-the-art facilities as helpful assets to his graduate business education.

Aaron Polsgrove

MBA Class of '12

Aaron graduated from the Charlotte Saturday program in 2012 is currently the Risk Analysis Senior Manager within Bank of America’s Global Risk Management team. When reflecting back on his time in the program, Aaron recalls that while he enjoyed many aspects of the program including the classes, the faculty and staff, he is most grateful for the relationships made. He still keeps in touch with about half of his class and refers to his study team as family.

Kelly Starnes

Charlotte Saturday MBA Candidate

Kelly, a marketing executive in the pharmaceutical industry, says that the most valuable thing she has taken away from her time in the program is a newfound appreciation and realization for how she presents herself professionally. Because of the various backgrounds and knowledge of her classmates, Kelly feels her classes reach a high level of discourse that helps to directly improve her professional identity.

Blair Campbell

Charlotte Evening MBA Candidate

As a Wake Forest undergraduate, Blair was already familiar with the quality and the caliber of Wake Forest. As she was looking at MBA programs across the Charlotte landscape, Wake was number one of the list because she knew she would have an incredible experience with qualified faculty in a state-of-the-art facility.

Jeff Fearn

Charlotte Evening MBA Candidate

Jeff is currently the Director of Financial Reporting for Harris Teeter. Getting an MBA was always something he wanted to do, but he knew he would need to attend an evening program in Charlotte in order to continue his career at Harris Teeter. When the time came to pick a program – Jeff did his research by looking at national business school rankings, talking with people that have been through the program, and talking with colleagues in other industries. Watch the video to find out why Jeff chose the Wake Forest Charlotte Evening program.

Brittney Maurer

Charlotte Evening MBA Candidate

Brittney has worked with General Mills from the beginning of her career and is the only student from the Consumer Goods industry in her class. She greatly values the diversity of her classmates. She enjoys learning from the different backgrounds, perspectives, industries, and problem-solving techniques that her classmates offer. Being exposed to diverse backgrounds and experiences has helped to broaden her business acumen.